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Patrick O’Neill leads Extraordinary Conversations Inc., a Toronto-based management consulting firm founded in 1988.
The firm specializes in change management, leadership development, team performance, organizational communications, and conflict resolution.
A gifted teacher, consultant, mediator, and mentor, Patrick has worked with thousands of people and hundreds of teams and organizations over thirty years. He has contributed to the practices of leadership and wise governance by developing leading-edge organizational effectiveness programs that are practical, pragmatic, and applicable to the workplace and community.
Patrick’s expertise in organizational dynamics has taken him to global corporations in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific; to the townships of South Africa; and to the peace process in the Middle East.
His corporate clients have included the Boeing Company, Teva Pharmaceuticals, the Ontario Pension Board, CIBC World Markets, the Walt Disney Company, Saab, Kraft, Nestlé, Pearson, Revlon, Telus, and Sony BMG Music as well as mid-sized and smaller organizations.
Patrick was a volunteer board member of the Angeles Arrien Foundation for Cross-Cultural Education and Research, a non-profit charitable organization based in San Francisco. He is also a past president of the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario. Currently, he is a volunteer advisor to War Child Canada, Pathways to Education, and the Adrian Dominican Sisters. He is also an advisor to Ryerson University’s Certificate in Ethics program. Patrick’s insights on leadership are regularly featured in national newspapers like the Globe and Mail. He is also the author of A Hundred Chances: Short Meditations on Opportunity, Risk and Probability.